Saturday, July 20, 2013

Röyksopp - The Girl And The Robot

Contrary to what some friends, co-workers, and lovers may believe - I actually DO enjoy good pop songs. Quite a few, actually. I'm just very particular about what turns me on. Don't know how I missed this in 2009(!). The production is FLAWLESS. Like a classic Giorgio Moroder track - with hooky vocals, a fun theme, and gorgeously crafted synth-lines. The simple video stars Robyn, who looks as great as she sounds. I'd kill to hear sharp pop tracks like THIS on the dance-floor or at a bar. One can always dream...

I'm in love with a robot... And this track.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

BugBrand and Squeely Noise Machines

I love devices that make odd sounds - even irritating ones by most standards... but I like 'em even more if they're portable and run on batteries and have non-standard controller options.

BugBrand is a seriously cool company. Check out their stuff - it's way crazy. I made a quick video-improv of their Postcard Weevil - but recently purchased the more advanced version as well.

If chaos, portable devices and odd sounds fascinate you, then check out Tom Bug's site and blog. Tell him 'antfactor' sent you there. WARNING: When he releases new devices they sell out SUPER FAST. He also makes killer sound modular gear as well. Amazing stuff... I want them all.

He even sent me this cool signed business card. Thanks Tom - you're stuff is amazing, and so are you.